On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June, The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre hosted Challenging Epilepsy. The conference attracted leading professionals in the field from all over the world. Topics across the two days included surgical issues, frontal lobe seizures and the difficulties associated with diagnosis. Seminars, discussions and debates were delivered by specialists, and delegates reported that they found the conference inspiring, with some saying they wished it had been longer!

Throughout the conference, delegates and speakers had the chance to have tours of the centre, and were very impressed by its state-of-the-art facilities. Delegates and speakers also enjoyed an evening reception at Oran Mor in the west end of Glasgow.

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Read more: Challenging Epilepsy conference - June 2013

Iain McKenzie MP praised Inverclyde-based charity Quarriers for leading the way in epilepsy services following a visit to the world class William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Govan. He visited the cnetre in May and was given a tour by Quarriers Chief Executive Paul Moore and Quarriers Head of Epilepsy Gerard Gahagan.
 
Iain McKenzie MP said “I was delighted to visit the new state of the art Centre in Govan.

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Read more: Iain McKenzie MP visits The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre opened its doors to patients on Monday 15 April. The centre, the only one of its kind in Scotland, is a state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostic facility for people with the most complex forms of epilepsy.

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre has been carefully designed around the needs of patients with epilepsy. The building has twelve comfortable assessment bedrooms. It also provides consultation rooms for outpatients, psychology facilities, a research resource, telemedicine suite and a large seminar room.

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Read more: The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre welcomes its first patients

The Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP marked the opening of Quarriers’ £6.4 million world-class epilepsy centre in Glasgow.

Ms Sturgeon was joined by Kelsey Durham, 20, who was diagnosed by Quarriers four years ago as having three strains of epilepsy. She has gone on to raise thousands for the charity’s epilepsy services including for a video monitoring system installed in the former centre.

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Read more: Deputy First Minister opens £6.4m world-leading William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre

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